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Change Windows Desktop Background command line

Is there a command line option to change the Windows desktop background color? I want to set my desktop background to use Solid Colors (blue - rgb: 57, 109, 166) with no background image. The only ...
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Change Icon & Window Title colors for Windows 8.1

Thanks to this post I was able to finally change the color of windows active title bar but that is it, unfortunately it still leaves many things to be desired. For example: How to change the desktop ...
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How do you remove the user name text from Windows 7 login screen?

Does anyone know how to remove the user account name part of the login screen? Not the user account or picture, just the "text box"
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Make a KDE shortcut to run the default browser

I am new to KDE and would like to make shortcuts that run default applications. For instance, I like CTRL-ALT-I to open my default browser. I have found that I can create a custom shortcut directly ...
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modify overlay on video previews in the Explorer sidebar

I want to get rid of the stupid overlays that video files are shown with in the Explorer sidebar in Windows (7, but other versions as well). I mean thanks, but 1995 rang and they want their UI design ...
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Guake/Tilda-like visibility toggle for any application

Guake and Tilda are 2 applications in Ubuntu which can be toggled visible/invisible with a hotkey, but this mechanism is built inside of these applications. Is there some general manager software ...
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Is there a practical way to save the position of ALL the windows in the Desktop? [duplicate]

I have a stupid problem with my Windows 7 SP1 that has been widely reported and, as long as I know, not yet solved: the windows in my Desktop are automatically rearranged sometimes in a strange ...
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Alt Tab (Task Switcher) randomly changing the specified row/columns configuration

I have changed in the Task Switcher of my Windows 7 SP1 (Aero enabled) the row/columns config to 8 columns by editing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\CoolSwitchColumns, but changes only work ...
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How do you change the mouse cursor icons in Windows 8(.1)?

This used to be something really simple in Windows 7 and prior. You'd drop your .cur and .ani files into C:\Windows\Cursors and go to Mouse settings in the Control Panel. Staying true to form, the ...
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Changing the Inkscape color scheme on Windows

On Windows, Inkscape (0.48) comes with this horrendous brown color scheme. How can I change it? Or rather, to what can I change it? I've noticed there's an etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc file in the Inkscape ...
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Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
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Is it possible to hide the pin/unpin buttons for items on the task bar?

When right clicking an icon on the taskbar Windows displays a small menu. This always contains a button to pin/unpin the application on the taskbar. I frequently use this menu to open new windows ...
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Switch from KDialog to Zenity

I'm using KDE 4.8.4. Is it possible to cease to use KDialog in KDE and switch to Zenity permanently? KDialog is driving me crazy. It always freezes everywhere at save and open dialogs, in Google ...
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How to change default column widths in Macintosh Finder?

In Mac OS X Mavericks, I find that when I bring up a finder window showing items in a list with columns, the Name column defaults to being way to wide, I have to scroll to the right to grab column ...
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Create a Short cut to a URL on the start menu windows 8 [duplicate]

how do I create a tile on my windows 8 start menu that will open a browser and go to a specific URL.. any ideas?
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Change windows 7 theme's preview image

I installed a lite copy of Windows 7 for my mom's netbook and now I'm trying to change the default preview image for a theme in Windows 7. Apparently it had "Dark Pear" installed but I was able to ...
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Sticky notes on windows 7

I have Sticky notes running as a widget on windows 7. I would like to do the following Change that front to arial narrow and BOLD. I am aware of the font change fix. How do I get the bold in there ...
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I have 4 monitors connected running windows. Seeking utility/mod of taskbar to display on 2 monitors only, and not on all 4 Monitors

Trying to find a solution for the following: I been using +7 taskbar tweaker for options such as ability to customize group groups or unpin certain tabs from groups and option to display seconds In ...
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How I can set via Registry the color of this screen in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, how I can set the color of this Screen to Black color? I know that the color ID for the Black color is 0 'cause I did the trick with Windows 8 using Windows System Image Manager ...
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Winpe background?

I am creating a custom winpe disc Modified the "winpe.jpg" with a wallpaper 1024x768. When booting in different screen resolution 1366x768 the background is not stretched along the screen. Is there a ...
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How can I change the color of the text that I have already written in OneNote?

When I first got my laptop, I used black text/ink color on the normal white OneNote background. I "personalized" Windows 7's Window Background to a dark grey color and now the one note inked items ...
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Where are the start menu customization pictures located on Windows 8?

I would like to take some of the images in the red area shown below for personal use. Are they contained in a specific folder, and if so, which one?
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How do I increase the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8?

This question talks about changing the Titlebar and Window Border Padding so that it is smaller. What if I want it back to its original size? As seen in the picture above, I cannot change it from ...
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Can I change the size of the kde menu?

I would like to make the menu bigger (=covering more of the screen and showing more), is that possible? Using opensuse 13 kde
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Windows 8.1 Desktop background turns black upon closing personalization settings w/ external monitor

I'm having some trouble changing the desktop background for my external monitor on windows 8.1. For setting the background on just my laptop, I can right click the picture and hit Set as desktop ...
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How can I edit the Microsoft Word bibliography XML format in an intuitive way?

In Microsoft Word 2010 citation manager there is no possibility to edit the inline citation format or the bibliography format while the functionality is available through XML files. Does Microsoft ...
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Set custom folder icon for a network folder in Windows File Explorer

I access a Windows share and the 'folder icon' section (the bottom one) is missing in its settings. It shows up properly in local folders. I would like to have it with both. A folder properties ...
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Desktop Background changing issues

My desktop background doesn't change, it seems that the ease of access option "remove background image (if possible)" is always checked, even after I uncheck it, it resets to checked, I managed to ...
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Custom PCI bracket with support, for custom PCB?

I am considering to put a custom PCB card that I made, into my computer. It won't go on any PCI connector, it plugs in on a USB connector on the motherboard, via a ribbon cable. I need thou to plug ...
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Custom App Folder

I am trying to figure out if I can create a custom menu in the start menu. I would like to create a menu something like this, but for some custom apps that we use in house. Below are an example of a ...
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Change Taskbar AND Window Title Text On Windows 8

This answer shows how to change window title text color. But there is one problem: Aero Lite theme changes taskbar text color to black. Is there a way to change it?
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Prevent Windows from silently disabling wallpaper slide show

I generally have my wallpaper set to a slide show pulled from a folder that has around 50 images in it. However, this slide show seems to get stopped whenever I RDP into the system. There is no ...
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Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick

I'm running Vista. I normally right-click on the bottom left-hand Start button and select "Explore" from the pop-up context menu to start Windows File Explorer. Currently the initial location ...
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How can I increase the width of the Aero Peek button in Windows 7/8/8.1?

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro, and my Aero Peek button is 8 pixels wide, making it near unusable with touch, and even difficult with the mouse. I have the same problem on my desktop, where my ...
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Wallpaper slideshow not available in Windows 7 Home Basic

I have Windows 7 Home Basic. I want to set up wallpaper slideshow (when desktop background images change every X seconds). But when I open the wallpaper menu there are no ticks near single wallpapers, ...
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Is it possible to change program's splash image position in Windows 8

On Windows, when a program is launched (like Photoshop), it's splash image is shown in the middle of the screen, while the program is loading. I'd like to change it's position to something different, ...
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Is it possible to pin a windows to the desktop in Windows 7?

I am looking at pinning the window from an application to the desktop in Windows 7. I do not want this window to be on top of the others, just "glued" to the desktop. It could look like what used to ...
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Wallpaper settings for changing multiple-monitor setups

Since a while I have to switch between different screen setups on a daily basis with my laptop. Luckily Windows 7 is smart enough to recognize which screen is connected, and adjusts the position, ...
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Is there a way for someone to open a file that will change their background? [closed]

This is part of an office prank where we change each other's backgrounds when we forget to lock our computer and we walk away (for security reasons of course) and one of our co-workers has been ...
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remove default items from “Save as” dialog in explorer? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out how to remove the default items on the left side of the "Save as..." dialog in Windows. I want only my favorites to be displayed, how can I remove the default items? ...
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Change Window Title Text On Windows 8?

I would like to change the color of the window title text on: Windows 8 Professional x64 With all Aero features enabled On the desktop (not in MUI mode) Have tried various existing solutions for ...
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Is it possible to have alternating colors in Windows 7 Explorer windows?

I know this is doable in Winforms and WPF, but not sure if I can do it for explorer windows. Something that looks like this:
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Is there any potential vulnerability in using an unsigned theme on Windows 7/8?

Assume the patching utility is trusted. I'm trying to understand whether this limitation is a matter of Microsoft controlling branding or an actual security concern. As an aside, the hoops I have to ...
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How to get customizable right click menu for Windows 7 desktop?

99 percent of a time I am using some flavor of Unix on my desktop with Fluxbox as window manager of choice. I want to make remaining 1 percent I spent on Windows as painless a possible. I really love ...
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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Display webpage on desktop background (WinXP)

I want to display a website on the desktop background imitating the functionality of Active Desktop (I decided against using it because it is really limited). Here's what I'm looking for: It should ...
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How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?

I have two displays, and I've managed to change the background to a new panoramic picture I've taken. It does span across my monitors, but I believe I have ran into a Windows bug. My #1 monitor ...
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Windows 8 change Border Padding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012? In Windows 7 was a "Advanced appearance settings" where the ...
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Wallpaper changer on dual display

I am wondering if there is a program out there that allows you to set up two different wallpapers on dual monitors that change periodically. Windows 7 has a built in feature that allows you to change ...
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How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012?

I think the size of the titlebars and the titlebar text are too large in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Also, the window border padding cannot be adjusted like it could in Vista and Windows 7, as ...